Ragheb Alama denies trio with Razan Moughrabi and Julio Iglesias Jr.
Lebanese singer Ragheb Alama denied circulating rumors that he will be singing a trio with Razan Moughrabi and Spanish international singer Julio Iglesias Junior. Ragheb stressed that he is not willing to hold any sort of trio or even a duet with anyone unless he finds the right voice that matches his and will add to his career, reported the Egyptian based weekly, Al Nogoom.
Rumors had it that Ragheb, Razan and Julio were holding extensive work sessions to choose the words for a new trio they will hold together. The new song will be a combination of English, French, and Arabic, and is scheduled to be out by early January 2004.
Razan had revealed that the song would be featured in her upcoming first album, which she has completed choosing most of the songs for. The new album consists of mainly rap songs.
Razan recently had Ragheb as a guest on her show "Fantazia", which broadcasts on the MBC satellite television channel. In the episode Razan surprised her guest by singing one of his songs changing the words around. Upon hearing Razan sing, Ragheb was shocked by her capabilities and called on artist Ihsan Al Munther to support her and take her immediately to the recording studios where she belongs.
Ragheb has revealed that he is in the process of shooting a new music video for the song "Laialina" (Our Nights), which is scheduled to be aired on all local and satellite television channels after the Muslim Eid Holiday. Ragheb is also busy these days with finalizing the songs for his upcoming album, in addition to shooting a new television commercial for Samsung Electronics mobile phones.
Alama has been presented with the Golden Lion Award in Egypt from Egyptian journalist Samir Ragab. The award is presented by the Egyptian magazine "Huriyati" for the best Arab singer for the year 2003.
The singer was given the award at a big celebration that was held specifically for the occasion in which he expressed his honor at receiving the award stressing that it marks a step forward in his career. The singer sang a number of new and old songs as a way of showing his appreciation to the organizers of the big event.
Samsung Electronics, the global leader in digital technology, has recently held extensive negotiations with Ragheb, both sides have reached an agreement to have Ragheb be the official spokesperson for the company. Ragheb has signed a contract for one year to shoot different television commercials for Samsung advertising their different line of mobile phones. –Albawaba.com
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